Bonikka's collection of beautifully handcrafted rag dolls have become popular globally and distributed in 8 countries. While they have won numerous awards, what’s most important to Bonikka is how their dolls have become a favourite companion to more than 350,000 children around the world.
Bonikka addresses a universal need we all have for someone familiar to share experiences with, confide in, and provide comfort. Each doll is a friend, waiting to be adopted by some special child as their favourite companion, ready to provide comfort whenever needed and remind them they are indeed deeply loved.
Because family means so much to them, their hearts go out to those who have no family of their own, and particularly to children who have been orphaned and might not receive the same kind of love and nurturing the rest of us perhaps take for granted.
It was with this in mind, that Bonikka established an alliance with Viharamahadevi Centre for Child Development Centre, an orphanage located in close proximity to their main factory in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. The facility is a non-profit organization serving the needs of girls between 05 and 18 years of age in providing food, housing and clothing for the girls under their care.
With each Bonikka purchase made, a portion of the sale is donated to subsidise the living expenses of the girls housed at this facility.